Just spent the most amazing hour shooting stills of a beautiful salad with a live audience.
Blank canvas. (Genevieve is the only food writer and stylist I know who makes her own props. She imprinted the pattern on this plate with shells.)
Leaves. Lit only by daylight. (Favourite food photography tip of the seminar – use only one colour of light, either daylight or electric light but never both at once.)
Cracking cheese Gromit. Genevieve visited the Wensleydale dairy last week and brought back lots of the real thing.
She highlighted her preference for crumbled, torn or ripped food surfaces – rather than smooth cuts from a knife. Wonderful contrast as the window light falls across the crumbly texture of the cheese.
Can’t resist the close up.
Genevieve picked the wild garlic flowers from the woods near her home in Bristol this morning.
Somehow we managed to talk a little about our work, answer lots of excellent questions, and deliver this final image within the 45 minutes of the seminar.
A lot of fun. And a beautiful salad.